Weekly WordPress Roundup #31

The soul of our roundups is attached with the WordPress core updates since the beginning. We started Weekly WordPress roundup #1 with WordPress 4.2 Beta 1. And since then, we find many updates popping up within our weekly roundups. The purpose of these roundups is to bring all the resources and news from WordPress community at one place for our readers.

This week, we hunch to WordPress 4.4 Beta 4. It´s the final beta version for the new coming major release planned in December. There are no major changes mentioned. In the coming week, we will be getting the first Release Candidate for WordPress 4.4.

This version is still in development and we do not recommend it to be used on full projects. Download WordPress 4.4 Beta 4 for testing purpose and report if you find any bug to Alpha/Beta forum on WordPress.org. If you are confident in writing a full bug report, you can file it at WordPress Trac.

Lets look into Weekly WordPress Roundup #31.

Ultimate SEO Plugin

WordPress is designed and developed to be an SEO friendly content management system. It is structured and focused to the rules set by Google. Website owners choose SEO to optimize their results on search engines. For this purpose, they hire SEO experts and other resources working on their domains.

Other options are to take help from plugins. There are many SEO plugins available for WordPress. The most famous two are Yoast SEO and All In One SEO for WordPress. To choose a right WordPress SEO plugin is not an easy task. There are multiple options available and are comparatively in competition.

Tom Ewer, a WordPress enthusiast and writer discussed: Is Yoast SEO really the ultimate SEO plugin? Tom compared Yoast with other SEO plugins including All In One SEO, SEO Ultimate and more. He also compared the premium features with the options available on the internet. According to him, it is complicated to say that Yoast SEO is the ultimate plugin for WordPress SEO purposes. It also depends on the perspectives of the websites using these SEO plugins. 

WordPress Theme From Scratch

Our website WP Daily Themes is focused on sharing resources such as WordPress themes. We post reviews about the new and famous themes to help our users in selecting the best theme for their WordPress project. Themes can be chosen on the basis of requirements of websites.

Ever wondered making your own theme? Tania Rascia tells us how to develop a WordPress theme from scratch. In this post, she explaines how to install WordPress locally and develop a WordPress theme using an HTML website.

If you already know how to install WordPress locally, you can switch directly to the process of step by step development of WordPress theme. Share your results with her and she will be happy to see if her guide helped you out in creating your own WordPress theme for your website.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

With these two events coming, we get alerts that it is the season to look into for the best deals available during the year. In the United States, retailers extend the time for their shops and add promotional offers for the visitors. It´s the time of the year when purchases become high due to lesser prices on all products.

With WordPress, each year, the generous community reduces the pricing on their products and services. There are many blog posts written to share the deals from different WordPress companies. Peter posted Black Friday & Cyber Monday WordPress offers 2015 on WP Daily Themes. He concise to update the post everyday and add the new deals shared by resources.

Useful Tutorials:

  • How to improve your WordPress security with WP Security Audit Log
  • Getting Started with WordPress Hooks
  • How To Update WordPress Manually via FTP or File manager
  • How to Create a Landing Page with MotoPress Content Editor
  • Adding a New Widget Area to Your WordPress Site
  • How to Create And Manage Tables in WordPress with TablePress Plugin
  • How to Add Beautiful Event Timeline in WordPress

WordPress Resources:

  • 55 Best Free Photography Themes For WordPress
  • 12 Best Code Editors for Mac and Windows for Editing WordPress Files
  • How to Create Sitemaps for WordPress to Help Search Engines Rank You
  • 9 Solid Free WordPress Themes Built with Bootstrap
  • The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes November 2015
  • 10 Great WordPress Plugins to Manage an Editorial Workflow
  • 7 Useful WordPress PopUp Optin Plugins For More Email Subscibers

Product Reviews:

WordPress Giveaways:

  • Awesome Giveaway from BizzThemes – Win 1 of 3 Licenses of WooCommerce Appointments Plugin
  • CSS Hero Giveaway – Tweet and Get the chance to Win a Free plan


  • EP162 – How to get the most from your first WordPress WordCamp
  • How to design a commercial WordPress theme
  • Your Own Community on WordPress – Interview with Merav Knafo of PeepSo

Ending Notes:

We hope these resources are helpful to you. The news we shared are from genuine resources. Add a comment to let us know if we missed something important. We would like to read and share any news from WordPress community that is helpful to our readers.